I sold my first item in my Etsy Store last week! My sweet friend, Christina, bought these:
I wanted to make something special to send with the earrings so I decided to make a cute card and a box for the earrings to go in with my Silhouette machine. If you don't have one.. you need to get one! They are amazzzzinnnggggg.
(Note: this post is not extremely detailed in how to create these items, but rather what you can make on the Silhouette, so if you have any specific questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment!)
I picked these pretty fall colors:
I used Silhouette's template for a box (it is a free shape that comes with the machine!). This is what the program looks like on your computer screen:
You might have to click on the picture so you can see it clearly, but you can make the box any size you want by dragging the corners (like you would a picture).
I used the cardstock setting and put it on "double cut" so that it comes out better. It comes out of the machine like so:
Did I mention it also perforates the edges that you are supposed to fold? Um... genius!
I folded it and added some glue so it stayed all together. Then I added two free shapes to the top (two flowers that I just layered on top of each other):
Then, I moved on to the card. The card is also a template that Silhouette provides for free with the machine. I just sized it to the size that I wanted. Then for the front of the card, I cut out two brackets (also free!) and an adorable fall leaf (that was the "free-shape-of-the-week" a few weeks ago). I added a piece of the same yellow to the back of the leaf so it popped through that cute heart!
For the inside, I just typed in what I wanted to say and cut it all out. It is SO simple to do!
I just put the earrings in and they were on their way!
If you have an Etsy store, the Silhouette machine is definitely worth the investment. I just love how I can make each item more personal by making my own boxes and such to send them in!
And, Christina loved them and sent me a picture of her wearing them.. which made me smile :)
I hope to have more earrings up by the end of next week so keep an eye out! You could receive a cute box and card too!